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The Muckrakers: Evangelical Crusaders
     

The Muckrakers: Evangelical Crusaders

by Robert Miraldi
 

This collection of essays provides a critical and scholarly assessment of muckraking journalists at the beginning of the twentieth century. Contributors discuss how spiritual values led journalists to seek social change, through crusades and exposés, sometimes at the price of public confusion and cynicism. They explore how the richest church in America was

Overview

This collection of essays provides a critical and scholarly assessment of muckraking journalists at the beginning of the twentieth century. Contributors discuss how spiritual values led journalists to seek social change, through crusades and exposés, sometimes at the price of public confusion and cynicism. They explore how the richest church in America was forced to clean up its tenement houses, how a Buffalo newspaper crusaded for improvements in living conditions for immigrants, why women journalists were keys to civic improvement efforts, and how muckraking and the crusading spirit permeated the press even in small towns. The authors place these stories in the context of various facets of early 20th century American culture.

These fresh perspectives on America's first investigative reporters will appeal to media scholars, historians and to professional journalists. An epilogue appeals for a return to the values and spirit of the muckrakers that might spur the public's interest and provide a moral center and ethic of caring in American journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275969158
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ROBERT MIRALDI is Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of Muckraking and Objectivity: Journalism's Colliding Traditions (Greenwood, 1991).

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